Households and commercial businesses account for about one-third of U.S. natural gas consumption.

Natural gas is used in apartments, houses, hotels, schools, hospitals, restaurants and other commercial endeavors for:

  • Space and water heating and clothes-drying
    • Natural gas is most popular fuel for home heating, according to the American Gas Association
    • Natural gas is the most-used fuel for home-heating in 3 out of 4 census regions, according to the Energy Information Administration
  • Cooking
    • Rapid, easy temperature control and self-cleaning, preferred by professional chefs
  • Outdoor appliances
    • Pool and jacuzzi heaters, fireplaces, barbecues, garage heaters and outdoor lights.
  • Dehumidification